The phrase "take a look in the mirror" is a common idiom used to encourage self-reflection and introspection. It is a powerful statement that can evoke a range of emotions and reactions from individuals, from contemplation to defensiveness. At its core, the phrase is a call to examine oneself honestly and objectively. It asks us … Continue reading Look In The Mirror (Part 1)
Consumers Guide: Appraisal Management Companies and what no one is telling you
When it comes to refinancing or purchasing a home, you need to get an appraisal done by your lender. Unlike any other service profession, you the consumer are not entitled to pick your appraiser, rather you will be assigned an appraiser that will perform the inspection and report for you. Seems pretty simple, right? The … Continue reading Consumers Guide: Appraisal Management Companies and what no one is telling you
Who REALLY is being biased in the Appraisal Profession? It’s not the Appraiser..
So today I was on the CFPB webinar with the ASC about bias in the appraisal profession, and let me just say this. I would rather have been on the golf course or dealing with an irate homeowner than listening to many people discuss something they obviously know nothing about. While I’m all for positive … Continue reading Who REALLY is being biased in the Appraisal Profession? It’s not the Appraiser..
“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try”
If one person can make a difference, imagine what an army can do. That’s the initial thought I had after attending the Georgia Real Estate Board meeting this past Wednesday morning. I won’t go into much detail here as I’ll post the link to the blog article for all to read at the end. I … Continue reading “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try”
A while back I tried to do a podcast in which I shared my life experiences and more. I found it very difficult to do it alone, as I do better interacting with others and decided I would concentrate on my blog writings. Fast forward to more recent times. There has been so much going … Continue reading Coming Soon…
My Letter to Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D) Atlanta GA
Downtown Atlanta Amazing,,, What I am about to say here doesn’t just apply to Atlanta GA. These issues apply to every city, state and more, but I chose to do what right in my immediate area After listening to the hearing today on racial bias in appraisals and the info presented, I decided to call … Continue reading My Letter to Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D) Atlanta GA
DETAILS.. Why They Matter.
Over the past two days, the Real Estate Appraisal Industry has been the subject of scrutiny with the release of the PAVE Report that the Interagency Task Force developed on Property Appraisal And Valuation Equity set forth by the Biden Administration. 3/23/2022. There was a public meeting to unveil the Pave Task Force report on … Continue reading DETAILS.. Why They Matter.
The Appraiser Trainee: The Solution That’s Been Avoided
This Blog post is a little longer than most I write. I would hope that you take the time to read it in its entirety and then make your own decisions. Thanks again for following me and my writings. It is no secret that the real estate appraisal profession has recently been in the crosshairs … Continue reading The Appraiser Trainee: The Solution That’s Been Avoided
Content.. Be You and Own IT!
A couple of years ago, I became very passionate about the issues going on throughout the appraisal profession. In 2014, I formed a group on Facebook called 100% Real Estate Appraisers that would give Independent real estate appraisers a place to ask questions, post information, and get answers from other independent appraisers. As the years … Continue reading Content.. Be You and Own IT!
Consumers: The Forgotten Ones.
Photo credit: William Finnegen (The Forgotten Ones Book) In 2008 after the housing crash, then-Attorney General of New York, Andrew Cuomo, came up with the Home Valuation Code of Conduct or HVCC. The legislation was in response to his poor dealings with banks and real estate that he had an interest in and due to … Continue reading Consumers: The Forgotten Ones.